Gary previously served as Associate Pastor at Maple Springs from 2016 – 2020. After being appointed to another church in 2020 he returned to Maple Springs as Senior Pastor in 2023. His passion for ministry includes many outreach ministry opportunities, short term mission trips, and meeting people “where they are” in life. He and his wife Judy have four young adult children, and a house full of cats and dogs!
Gary is a graduate of Wake Forest University and spent 26 years in the business world before answering the call to ordained ministry. Returning to the classroom later in life, he then graduated from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary and has served in the Western North Carolina Conference as an ordained elder since 2008.
Gary’s prayer is for Maple Springs to be a beacon of light for the community, a place where everyone can experience the love of Jesus. His hope is for everyone to embrace and be embraced by the beautiful mystery of God’s love.
Sylvia joined the staff of Maple
Springs in July 2020 as Minister of Congregational Care, coming out of
retirement (2016) after serving thirty years in ministry across the Western NC
Conference. Her focus of ministry is with senior and homebound members of
the congregation. She also serves as worship liturgist and preaches as
Sylvia enjoys spending time with her three sisters in Mooresville and is the proud aunt of three generations of nieces and nephews. She enjoys reading, going to movies, and traveling.
Her hope for Maple Springs is to be a place of hospitality where people are nurtured in their faith and sent out to be the hands, feet, and voice of Jesus Christ in the world.
Maple Springs has been the home church for Pastor Vicky and her husband Andy since they came to Winston-Salem from Raleigh in 2007. With their busy church schedule, they may not see their own children (2) and grandchildren (5) as often as they would like to, but at Maple Springs, there are plenty of families in Christ. As the pastor ministering to the Chinese community, Pastor Vicky has enjoyed getting to know many friends from far and near, young and old. God has allowed her to be a part in the amazing spiritual formation in the lives of these friends. Pastor Vicky’s prayer is that Maple Springs keeps the faith and continues to minister to future generations as God has called us.
Mary Taylor Setliff is a graduate of Wake Forest University. During her time on campus, she attended worship at Maple Springs. She served two other United Methodist congregations before joining the staff of Maple Springs in 2012. Mary Taylor loves serving as the Coordinator of Children and Family Ministries. Her true joy comes from witnessing our Maple Springs kids having those ‘a-ha’ moments. Her passion in ministry is in equipping parents and volunteers for the work of ministry.
Mary Taylor’s hope for Maple Springs is that our church would be a place that all children can come and feel loved. She loves baking, watching Wake Forest sporting events and spending time with her husband, Drew, and their five children.
Carlyn grew up in Safety Harbor, Florida and graduated from Florida Southern College. She spent four years working with TEAMeffort Missions, designing and leading youth-centered mission trips, before moving to High Point. Carlyn served as the Coordinator of Children and Youth ministries at Fairfield UMC for two years before starting as the Youth Minister at Maple Springs.
She enjoys hiking and just about anything outdoors, reading, and trying out new coffee shops!
Carlyn's biggest passions in youth ministry are teenagers forming deep relationships with the Lord that impact their daily life, and the church becoming a safe and welcoming place for all.
Erin Moses is a life-long Methodist and graduated in 2011 with her Master of Divinity degree from Duke University. She has worked at Maple Springs since 2014. She has a huge passion for meeting people where they are, journeying with them to discover their gifts and passions, and seeing them use their spiritual gifts to help build God’s kingdom. Her hope at Maple Springs is that we are a shining light for Christ to everyone around us. She enjoys spending time outside playing and picnicking with her husband, Robert, and their two children.
Jerry was born in Connecticut but moved south as quickly as he could. He grew up in Winston-Salem and attended RJ Reynolds High School before heading to Furman University in Greenville, SC, where he majored in Philosophy. After college, he immediately jumped into music full-time, playing in countless bands, releasing CD's on a regular basis, and traveling the country playing music (he has played shows in 46 states & 3 countries). He was the youth minister at Central UMC in Mount Airy, NC for 3 years before turning his attention to leading worship at Maple Springs in 2009. He is married to Jennifer and is father to two children. He loves Jesus, life, his family, music, running, and sushi.
Neal Goode is a graduate of Auburn University, an Eagle Scout, and a veteran of the US Army, Military Police Corps. Neal is an award-winning musician and audio engineer and has been responsible for audio for the Maple Springs Contemporary Worship Service since January of 2013.
Jayson Snipes began his ministry at Maple Springs in October 2009. His primary responsibilities are planning the music for the traditional worship service and working with the adult Chancel Choir. He has over 20 years’ experience in church music, and his Moravian roots influence his music selections still. Jayson also conducts the Piedmont Chamber Singers who regularly present concerts at Maple Springs. He hopes that the music ministry at Maple Springs will continue to thrive and enhance the worship experience of everyone who attends our services.
Dennis has been the organist for the traditional service at Maple Springs since 2001. Aside from that responsibility, Dennis also helps train audio/visual volunteers for streaming our worship services. Outside of church responsibilities, after many years of work as a musician and in radio, he now enjoys retirement.
Bill has been a volunteer in the Maple Springs Food Pantry since 2010 and was hired to be the Food Pantry Manager in December of 2021. He is a graduate of Campbell University with a BBA degree and worked in the business world for 37 years before moving to the non-profit sector (Crisis Control Ministry) in 2014. Bill retired in 2020, but when the Food Pantry opportunity came up, he was excited to be able to do something to give back to the community and help those in need. Bill is married to Jan (college sweetheart) and they have 1 adult daughter, Jenifer, who lives in the UMAR Waddell home.
Lisa began working in the Finance office as a volunteer and then as the assistant Finance Coordinator in January, 2010. Upon the retirement of the prior Finance Coordinator in December 2017, Lisa took on this role. Lisa is responsible for the accounting for the funds of the church and developing an annual budget in partnership with church leadership. Her duties also include overseeing the deposits, payroll, and payments and coordinating volunteers who help her each week.
Lisa and her husband George have two adult sons, George Raymond, who works as a CPA in the area and Tom, who is serves in the Army as a 2nd Lieutenant. George Raymond and his wife Rachel have four children. Much of Lisa's time away from the office is spent as “Lolly” loving on her grandchildren. She also enjoys friends and family time, reading, and college sports.
Catherine Davis has been a full member of Maple Springs since 1996. After retiring from a 35-year teaching career, she joined the Maple Springs staff in December 2019. As Office Manager, Catherine wears many hats--telephone operator, door greeter, bulletin/newsletter publisher, e-blaster, calendar keeper, building maintenance liaison, etc. Luckily, her experience as a kindergarten teacher prepared her to be a flexible multi-tasker! Catherine strives to make everyone who calls, emails, or visits the church feel welcome and valued. She believes that God called her into this ministry, and she is so grateful! Catherine loves spending time with her daughter and son-in-law, their beautiful baby girl, and their 2 precious dogs!